Alex
Lesson 21 - Russian Noun Case Endings Notes

In the previous lesson I presented more or less conventional information on noun endings in different cases. However the problem with Russian is that there is a rule that applies to 100 words and there are different kinds of exceptions that applied to 500 words (as it was explained to me once by the professional linguist).

I do not think it would be a smart move for you to learn all the countless rules and exceptions at this point, but I think it does make sense to give you the whole picture for information and for the future learning purpose.

I personally like my way of presenting grammar better :)

So I have created a few tables that perhaps help you more effective, according to my point of view. In these tables I also tried to organize information the way it would be absorbed and digested easily.

Russian Masculine Noun Case Endings

Musculine

Singular

Plural

Nominative Case

--

-ий

-ей

-ы, -a

Genitive Case

-я, -и

-ия

-ья, -ея

-ей, -ев

--, -ов

Dative Case

-ю, -и

-ию

-ью, -ею

-ям

-ам

Accusative Case (anim.)

-ия

-ья, -ей

-ей, -ев

--, -ов

Accusative Case (inanim.)

no change

Instrumental Case

+ом, +ем

-ой

-ей

-ем, -ём

-ем

-ием, -иём

-ьём, -еем

-ами, -ями

-ами

Prepositional Case

-е, -и

-ье, -ее

-ах

-ах

Russian Feminine Noun Case Endings

Feminine

Singular

Plural

Nominative Case

-ия

-ии

-ьи

Genitive Case

-и, -ы

-ии

May 16, 2012 11:16 PM
Alex
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